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Following a March 2020 announcement that it would temporarily suspend in-person, campus-based training delivery, and subsequent July 2020 announcement regarding training resumption, FEMA will not re-open its campuses on August 2, 2020, as anticipated.

FEMA's top priority remains the health and safety of FEMA employees, instructors, students, and visitors on campus, without compromising instruction quality and the student experience. Therefore, FEMA will suspend in-person training and education at both the National Emergency Training Center (NETC) and Center for Domestic Preparedness (CDP) through at least October 1.

FEMA will continue to monitor the coronavirus pandemic and communicate updates or changes in conditions that may affect reopening of FEMA campuses.

Campus Emergency Management Resources

FEMA Emergency Planning for Higher Education Training

Colleges and Universities are not immune to tragedies and catastrophic incidents, but with community building, planning, training and exercises our nations campuses can become resilient. The risks that academic campuses face encompass both natural and man-made disasters.

Through rigorous research and collaboration with state, local, and private-sector partners, the Emergency Management Institute (EMI) has determined that an effective step toward creating resilience is to develop all-hazard exercise-based training courses. The courses developed and delivered highlight the importance of comprehensive planning as well as the important relationships that need to be established during a response to emergencies involving institutions of higher education. Below are links to EMI’s current offerings

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